An essential resource for the museums sector – Collections Trust new website
Posted on Feb 23, 2017
Modes are still are very excited about the recently launched Collections Trust (CT) website. Completely refreshed – this is a website we can’t keep our hands off… so we’re keen to champion it to our readers - it really is a must-go-to resource for collections peers across the UK.
The new site, developed by Surface Impression, has immediate visual impact with a number of striking images central to its new look and feel. With clearly defined sections it’s easy to navigate and the site is now responsive to different devices too – so it’s now perfect for life on-the-move – we had a good experience on both tablet and mobile.
We feel the new site now reflects the position of strength that CT holds in the sector – as a collections resource, it’s also an extremely valuable asset for use by any UK museum.
Furthermore, with FREE access to many essential collections resources, it’s a treasure trove for small to medium-sized museums, where managing budgets is an essential, even critical, part of museum work. Anyone who visits the website can browse the sections to download documents which span a broad range of topics... from collections processes specifically to developing a marketing or social media plan!
Free resources for all
We love the resources section – it’s great for anyone new to, or less familiar with the collections scene – with clear and concise descriptions stating the meaning of each section terminology. And for the museum expert, it offers a central location from which to access all essential information and guides.
Another very useful page to visit is Collections Trust Documentation Procedures – which is full of key document links. These all get our thumbs up!
An essential tool
Collections Trust helps museums capture and share the information that gives their objects meaning. Our standards and advice are used around the world to make museum collections accessible."
Source: Collections Trust website
This sentiment, or mission is what makes CT so special and potentially unique within the UK museum sector. For the end user, it appears CT is itself completely accessible. By applying the fundamental principles of accessibility - as with the shaping of its SPECTRUM standard - it created a clear and distinct service in the sector, now through a much stronger external communication tool that has a very real use to the community, and with potential to engage more diverse audiences.
- Did you know SPECTRUM, is the standard for museums across the UK, and it is now being adopted widely around the world by museums in other countries.
- SPECTRUM 4.0 will be replaced by SPECTRUM 5.0 in May 2017.
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Visit the website: www.collectionstrust.org.uk